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Posted at 5:25 PM ET, 08/12/2010

D.C. DPW makes sandbags available

By Washington Post editors

The District's Department of Public Works is making sandbags available to residents between 3 p.m. and midnight Thursday, to help prevent any flooding from additional storms predicted for later today.

Sandbags can be picked up from the roll-off box at the DPW site at New Jersey Avenue and K Street Southeast (on the New Jersey Avenue side on the back lower level).

The bags weigh approximately 40 to 50 lbs., but DPW will not be able to provide help loading them into residents’ vehicles. DPW is asking people to take no more than four bags per household.

DPW is also making arrangements to collect smaller tree limbs and branches, spoiled food and recyclable food containers.

The agency is asking that limbs be cut into lengths of 4 feet, bundled and placed with trash. Empty recyclable glass, cardboard food and drink boxes, and metal food and beverage containers should be rinsed and placed in recycling bins. Spoiled food should be placed in garbage disposal or a sturdy trash bag and placed out for the next collection day.

By Washington Post editors  | August 12, 2010; 5:25 PM ET
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